Admiring Alexa Grasso and Irene Aldana, Loopy Godinez excited to join Lobo Gym: ‘We can do incredible things’
Loopy Godinez is confident her next career move will unlock new levels to her game, and she’s very much looking forward to it.
The UFC strawweight is joining Lobo Gym in Guadalajara, Mexico, on a full-time basis, and moving forward she will do all her training camps there under the tutelage of Francisco Grasso. Godinez (10-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has cross-trained there in the past, but keeping her primary training at Titan MMA in Canada.
Godinez thinks this was a much-needed move in her career.
“The fights are going to get harder, and we’ve been seeing the work that they’re doing, and I’ve actually worked with them in the past,” Godinez told MMA Junkie in Spanish. “We truly have chemistry with everyone from the team, the coach, so it’s the best thing for my career.”
Godinez will be joining UFC flyweight champion Alexa Grasso and UFC title challenger Irene Aldana now training at Lobo Gym. The 29-year-old thinks highly of them, and they were the reason why she sought the team out in the first place.
“I had looked for them because I was a super fan of Alexa and Irene,” Godinez said. “I thought it would be super cool to train with them, and that’s how things worked out. We’ve built a really nice friendship, and now I’ll be in Lobo and part of that gym. I’m truly happy.”
Godinez is coming off a decision win over former Invicta FC champion Emily Ducote at UFC Fight Night 224 this past Saturday. It’s her second consecutive win and her fourth victory in her past five fights.
The Mexican fighter thinks she can pair her career momentum along with the teams’ to get closer to her goal of becoming UFC champion.
“We’re seeing the results, and I think that team favors me a lot,” Godinez said. “I think we can do a lot together with the striking and wrestling and combining that. I think we can do incredible things. It’s all about improving as a fighter and athlete, and you have to sometimes make changes to keep growing.”
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